Beet Burger Recipe

beet burger topped with arugula, goat cheese, and a seeded bun sits on a plate

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Create a super tasty veggie burger when you prepare this beet burger recipe with sweet potatoes.


  • 3 beets
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 425º.
  2. Cut the stems off the beets before cutting beets into halves or quarters.
  3. Lightly drizzle in olive oil and wrap in foil.
  4. Roast for 45 minutes or until they’re tender. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the sweet potatoes.
  6. Peel and cube sweet potatoes and add to a large stockpot of salted boiling water.
  7. Let cook for about 15 minutes or until they’re tender.
  8. Drain the pot and let the sweet potatoes cool.
  9. Once the beets have cooled enough to be handled, gently rub the outside of the beet to remove the skins. They should easily slough off—you can always peel them before roasting, if you prefer.
  10. In a food processor, pulse the beets until they become shredded and fine enough to mash,
  11. Combine the sweet potatoes and beets in a large bowl. Using your hands, a whisk, or a potato masher, lightly mash together.
  12. Season the beet and potato mixture with salt, paprika, cumin, garlic paste, and pepper.
  13. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs.
  14. Pour eggs over the beet and potato mixture and gently fold until they’re well mixed in.
  15. Add the bread crumbs ½ cup at a time, ensuring they’re evenly distributed.
  16. Line a cutting board with plastic wrap and scoop the beet and sweet potato mixture onto the board.
  17. Cover completely with plastic wrap, rolling the mixture out until even in a rectangular or square, and refrigerate for an hour (up to 24 hours).
  18. Remove from the refrigerator and break into 6-8 portions, creating a round patty.
  19. Heat a cast iron or stainless skillet to medium heat, drizzle with olive oil, and then reduce to medium-low.
  20. Cook burgers on each side for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.
  21. Serve over a seeded bun and garnish with goat cheese, arugula, avocado, and pickled onions—or your favorite toppings!